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post #1 of 13 Old 09-17-2007, 12:08 PM Thread Starter
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Question Dual Alternator Question

My 03 7.3L has dual alternators. I just learned that it's part of the ambulance package. Is it part of any other package? Does this mean that my truck has the entire ambulance package? How can I check to see if it has this package? Are there any considerations or additional steps (i.e. maintenance) that I need to take if I have this package?

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I ordered mine with dual alternators. It was like a $300 option and I figured, why not? It helps charge my batteries for my travel trailer while driving. Only extra maintenance is an extra belt to change when they need it. If you have a F250, then most likely you don't have the other features of the ambulance package since most of those were with the dual wheel 350 and up. Hope this answers your questions.
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it was part of the ambulance package, but could also be ordered from the factory as atand alone option, the other options were i beleive a 215 amp alternator, or the regular 160 ithink. it should have a placard on the door jamb that says it has or has not been prepped for an ambiulance package

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going to FORD with your VIN could probablytell you everything you want to know about your truck from out of the factory. right? and it woulndt take but 10 minutes
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I think that those ambulance stickers are only on the dually models. Man I wish I had dual alternators. I suppose I could do that as a mod.

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I've got duals too! Great for travel trailers, campers, etc...

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Longer then standard belt, and slightly different routing which will be shown in the underhood diagram. You will also want to look on your b-pillar to see about ambulance package sticker. Also - your vin # can be decoded online if you look around... or just call and tell the dealer your vin and they should be able to decode it for you. G'luck!

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I think that those ambulance stickers are only on the dually models. Man I wish I had dual alternators. I suppose I could do that as a mod.
While you're at it... you might as well get the alternate Radiator hose that is routed OUTSIDE of the belt so that if you ever had to replace the belt on the side of the road after running for a few hours you don't have to d/c the rad hose!!!

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Thanks for all the quick help. And thanks for the heads up on the radiator hose, I will definitely look into it...

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Longer then standard belt, and slightly different routing which will be shown in the underhood diagram. You will also want to look on your b-pillar to see about ambulance package sticker. Also - your vin # can be decoded online if you look around... or just call and tell the dealer your vin and they should be able to decode it for you. G'luck!

My bad. I just noticed you had the 7.3. The 6.0 has two belts.
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